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What is your preferred pointer device in a Linux GUI environment?

External mouse (no wheel)
External wheel mouse
Touchpad
Pointing stick (e.g. Trackpoint)
Touchpad and pointing stick combo (e.g. Ultranav)
Trackball
Touchscreen
Graphics tablet/Digitizer
I prefer to move the pointer with keyboard arrow keys
I prefer to avoid a pointer device even when using a GUI
Other (please specify in a post in thread)
Remote control (e.g. LIRC-Mouse)

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Offline tinypoodle

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Pointer device preferences
« on: April 03, 2013, 06:03:13 AM »
Note:

"preferred" does not refer to "most used" nor to "mostly available to me", but to "in ideal case desirable..."

If you either choose "Other" or think of any other option which should be added, please specify in a post and I might consider adding an option of choice.

In the rare case your preference would differ between systems, choose what you prefer with Core GUI specifically and state so in a post in thread please.

"Magnetic needle" does not qualify as valid answer   ;)

For a start only one choice is allowed, but I am kind of ambivalent about that and feedback is welcome.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 09:11:25 AM by tinypoodle »
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Re: Pointer device preferences
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 03:00:09 PM »
I think that a light-pen would be pretty cool to use... I always thought that they always looked nice on those Fairlight CMI's.
Too bad they don't work with LCD monitors.

Offline tinypoodle

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Re: Pointer device preferences
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 03:09:38 PM »
Well, while searching the web for input devices to create the poll, I came across light pen, but not sure if there would even be a way to make that work under Linux.
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